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response is from the united states when they have killed the highest official, the person who represents our country, in that country? >> well, without some intelligence, the united states has no idea who it is. i am told that the libyan government, such as it is, has promised the white house that it will assist in gathering the intelligence necessary to identify these people. but whether they will, or they won't, whether they can or they can't is something else again. remember that the government of libya has a domestic support among other people, radical islamists and other crazies and it's going to be extremely difficult for them to cooperate too much with the united states because they're on shaky ground. >> are we leaving everything up to the libyan government to search? i mean, you would think -- >> no. i mean we have the capability of using overhead assets, satellites -- >> drones? >> and some intelligence on the ground, too. but we are not very well situated in libya to try and get human intelligence, and at the end of the day, it's human intelligence that really drives the effor
president of the united states is -- has, in the past, and will going forward talk about his success in getting rid of bin laden. so of course there's a political compliment to it. >> there's another story out from afghanistan today in the wake of all of these so-called green on blue attacks. we have the u.s. military suspending the training portion of their role there with the police officers, correct? clarify what's going on right now. >> we've been training. we've trained bureaucrats. we trained police officers. we trained the afghan earl. we've had the most success with the afghan army. not much success at all with the police. had in certain areas we have. we haven't had much success in training the police. quite frankly if we're going to stop, slow down, or actually put a halt for some time to the training of police, you have to ask yourself the question, what are we doing there? at the end of the day the reason that we're in afghanistan is to train afghans. we're not going to train afghans, then a lot of people are going to ask the question why don't we come home right away? >>
. and may god bless the united states of america. >>> the obama campaign senior adviser says don't expect the same level of voter enthusiasm for president obama this year like it was in 2008. >> this election was always going to be close because we live in a closely divided country. i remind people all the time that just four years ago everyone was talking about the president's landslide and he got 53% of the vote. so let's understand that we live in a very closely divided electorate. we have for quite some time, and this election was, quite frankly, always going to be close. >> meanwhile, mitt romney's reportedly spending the next few days preparing for the upcoming presidential debates which begin next month. as the party gets ready for its national convention in charlotte, north carolina, preparations are well under way at the time warner cable arena in charlotte. hello to you, chris. >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. the opening of the democratic national convention is still two days away but there's still plenty planned today. here in charlotte and the campaign trail as well.
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